Small Wind Electric Systems: An Illinois Consumer's Guide

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The Illinois Consumer's Guide for Small Wind Electric Systems provides consumers with enough information to help them determine if a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include: how to make your home more energy efficient, how tochoose the right size turbine, the parts of a wind electric system, determining if there is enough wind resource on your site, choosing the best site for your turbine, connecting your system to the utility grid, and if it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. The cover of the guide contains a wind resource map for Illinois and a list of state incentives andstate contacts for more information.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2001

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-500-29943

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102001-1302


  • Illinois
  • small wind electric systems
  • wind energy


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